SMEs seek ways to optimise EVFTA benefits

Vu Ba Phu, Director of the Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency under the Ministry of Industry and Trade, advised local businesses to enhance their competitiveness by striving to meet the stringent export requirements set by the EU in order to cater to the need of this demanding market.

Deputy PM urges building multi-dimensional poverty standards for 2021-2025

Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has asked ministries and agencies to soon build the national multi-dimensional poverty standards for the 2021-2025 period to submit to the Prime Minister for approval. He made the request while chairing a meeting in Hanoi on July 14 of the Central Steering Committee for the National […]

Investigation of former industry-trade minister concludes

Hanoi (VNA) – The Ministry of Public Security’s Police Investigation Authority completed its investigation relating to the land plot at 2-4-6 Hai Ba Trung Street in HCM City on July 13 and transferred the case to the Supreme People’s Procuracy.

Nail bars, beauty salons and tattoo parlours finally reopen – but clients complain the only way to get their eyebrows trimmed is to visit a barber after facial treatments are banned

Client Tommy House, 48, was booked in all day having a face inked onto his throat with wings coming around his neck. The builder said: ‘I’ve been waiting for months and been on to Brigitta constantly during lockdown. She’s the best around. I even tried to slip round when it was shut but she said […]

Foreign investors confident in Vietnam’s business environment: official

Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Vu Dai Thang said while the global flows of foreign direct investment (FDI) could decline by up to 40 percent in 2020 due to the impact of the pandemic, the FDI attraction in Vietnam in the first six months remained positive. Specifically, in January-June, the total amount of capital […]

Former Industry and Trade Minister, nine others face graft charges

The land lot at No. 2-4-6 Hai Ba Trung Street, District 1, has been left deserted for years after Sabeco sold its entire stake in Sabeco Pearl Investment JSC – PHOTO: TNO HCMC – Investigators at the Ministry of Public Security have completed an investigation and sent the case to prosecutors asking that former Minister […]

A glossary of new Zoom language

Preparation Anxiety: The concern that your clothing conveys the impression that you are not taking the meeting seriously enough. You can minimise this anxiety by wearing a crisply ironed shirt and a tie, but this can be also lead to perceptions of Abnormal Formality.

Large corporations play crucial role in local startup survival

Vu Tien Loc, Chairman of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), states that large enterprises have played a significant role in assisting with the training of human resources, noting that these enterprises should move to create startup spaces in which for new projects to experiment.

Beyond a Steel Sky review – an unhurried adventure that’s a bit too roughly hewn

And then you’ll spot another ad. And then another. The Spankles mascot – a nightmarish hybrid of Ronald McDonald and the terrifying clown from Poltergeist that haunted my early years – leers at you from… well, everywhere. You start pondering why there are advertisements at all given they’re issuing cans for free, anyway. Later, you […]

Belgian firms updated on business opportunities in Vietnam

Brussels (VNA) – An online conference on business and investment opportunities for Belgian firms in Vietnam was jointly held by the Belgium – Vietnam Alliance (BVA) and the Belgian- Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce (Beluxcham) in Vietnam on July 13 in Brussels. The event offered a chance for Belgian businesses to understand more about the Vietnamese […]